Cardiovascular Physiology

10th Edition

Mosby Physiology Monograph Series (with Student Consult Online Access)

Authors: Achilles Pappano Withrow Wier
Paperback ISBN: 9780323086974
eBook ISBN: 9780323088268
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 17th December 2012
Page Count: 304

Table of Contents

vii

CON T E N T S

C H A P T E R 1

OVERVIEW OF THE CIRCULATION

AND BLOOD 1

The Circulatory System 1

Blood 5

Erythrocytes 5

Leukocytes 6

Lymphocytes 7

Blood Is Divided into Groups by Antigens

Located on Erythrocytes 7

Summary 9

Case 1-1 9

C H A P T E R 2

EXCITATION: THE CARDIAC

ACTION POTENTIAL . 11

Cardiac Action Potentials Consist of Several

Phases 11

The Principal Types of Cardiac Action

Potentials Are the Slow and Fast

Types 12

Ionic Basis of the Resting

Potential 13

The Fast Response Depends Mainly on

Voltage-Dependent Sodium

Channels 15

Ionic Basis of the Slow Response 24

Conduction in Cardiac Fibers Depends on

Local Circuit Currents 25

Conduction of the Fast Response 25

Conduction of the Slow Response 27

Cardiac Excitability Depends on the

Activation and Inactivation of Specific

Currents 27

Fast Response 27

Slow Response 28

Effects of Cycle Length 28

Summary 29

Case 2-1 29

C H A P T E R 3

AUTOMATICITY: NATURAL

EXCITATION OF THE HEART . 31

The Heart Generates Its Own Pacemaking

Activity 31

Sinoatrial Node 32

Ionic Basis of Automaticity 34

Overdrive Suppression 35

Atrial Conduction 36

Atrioventricular Conduction 37

Ventricular Conduction 39

An Impulse Can Travel Around a Reentry

Loop 41

Afterdepolarizations Lead to Triggered

Activity 42

Early Afterdepolarizations 43

Delayed Afterdepolarizations 43

Electrocardiography Displays the Spread of

Cardiac Excitation 44

Scalar Electrocardiography 44

Dysrhythmias Occur Fr


Description

Cardiovascular Physiology gives you a solid understanding of how the cardiovascular system functions in both health and disease. Ideal for your systems-based curriculum, this title in the Mosby Physiology Monograph Series explains how the latest concepts apply to real-life clinical situations.

Key Features

  • Get clear, accurate, and up-to-the-minute coverage of the physiology of the cardiovascular system.

Details

No. of pages:
304
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Mosby 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
eBook ISBN:
9780323088268
eBook ISBN:
9780323279475
eBook ISBN:
9780323240529
Paperback ISBN:
9780323086974

About the Authors

Achilles Pappano Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor; Department of Pharmacology and Calhoun Cardiology Center; University of Connecticut Health Center; Farmington, CT

Withrow Wier Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, University of MD Baltimore, Dept. of Physiology, Baltimore, Maryland